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Dear dimwit on the phone

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Starman, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    Sounds sort of like fans who get sideways about a reporter using a coach's first name instead of Coach.
    OscarMadison likes this.
  2. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Dear dimwit running the station's website. What?

    Former metro Atlanta high school basketball standoff diagnosed with cancer
  3. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Fixed it for you. Where were the fuckin' editors?
  4. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Friday was the regular-season finale of football season here in Ohio.
    Around 9:50 p.m., we got an email from with an area school's name in the subject line. Figured it was the football box score they always send us.
    Opened it, but it was a sectional final volleyball match from Thursday, sent 24 hours late. It was one of those emails from MaxPreps that teams send along after a match. Don't know if someone forgot to hit the send button Thursday or just up and forgot until Friday.
    But with just two of us in the office — sports editor, who covered a game, and myself handling the roundups and helping proof the freelancer stories — the volleyball email was promptly trashed. Could have done something with it for our Briefs section had it been sent in a few hours earlier, but we had no time for something sent in that late on a football Friday with deadline nearing.
    MNgremlin likes this.
  5. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Had a doozy tonight.
    Coworker took a call from someone who wanted to let us know the Sudoku solution in today's paper didn't match the puzzle.
    Though the caller was smart enough to figure that out, he wasn't smart enough to understand — after it was explained to him — that we have nothing to do with the Sudoku other than receive it from the company we pay to get it from and then drop it on the page.
    Baron Scicluna and HanSenSE like this.
  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    I used to have the problem of having to adjust the solution to account dot the fact we published on a Saturday but didn’t publish again until Tuesday. The puzzle (Sodoku and crossword) solutions were for the day before so I had to cut out the solution that was supposed to print on Sunday and replace the one that was the Monday solution. I messed it up a couple of times and got phone calls.
  7. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    People take their sudokus seriously, I've learned
  8. Kolchak

    Kolchak Active Member

    We've gotten calls demanding to talk to the Associated Press reporter of a certain story.
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